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September 20, 2007 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
"Swingtown" is a CBS television show, scheduled for midseason, about partner-swapping couples. It's also what CBS executives lightheartedly call their new Internet strategy. The idea is to let their online material be promiscuous: Instead of limiting their shows and other online video to, the network is letting them couple with any website that people might visit. "CBS is all about open, nonexclusive, multiple partnerships," said Quincy Smith, president of CBS Interactive.
May 8, 2006 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
As television networks and producers scramble to catch the wave of video-on-demand programming, local TV stations have been left stranded on the beach. But today, Warner Bros. Television Group is throwing a line to stations eager to test the waters. Warner plans to offer broadcasters the right to stream on their own websites older episodes of its popular sitcom "Two and a Half Men."
October 7, 2007 | Jason La
The beaches of Santa Barbara are dazzling, but the city's architecture can be just as alluring. Watch "Beyond the Rooftops: Santa Barbara's Red Tile Walking Tour," a new video podcast from the Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau, and see for yourself. The 16-minute video takes you on a tour of the city's Spanish architecture, highlighting its 17th and 18th century abodes and other historic buildings.
October 10, 2005 | From Associated Press
Hoping to tune in to the latest craze in digital media, Yahoo Inc. is introducing tools for finding, organizing and rating "podcasts" -- the audio programs designed to be played on Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod and many other portable music players. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company, which operates the world's most visited website, plans to begin testing the new service today at
January 18, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
A breach-of-contract suit filed against comedian Adam Carolla by three former business associates suggests that the new media world may not be all that different from old Hollywood. Producer Donny Misraje -- who claims to have persuaded the radio and television personality and longtime friend to use podcasts to reach his listeners -- filed suit against Carolla on Thursday in Superior Court in Los Angeles.  Misraje is joined in the suit by his wife, Kathee Schneider-Misraje, a creative director, and Sandy Ganz, who helped rebuild and maintain websites for the company's podcasts and co-hosted a show, "CarCast," with Carolla.  The trio allege Carolla failed to distribute their share of the profits in the podcasting business -- or even provide an accurate accounting of the books -- in violation of an oral partnership agreement.
March 30, 2006 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Updated to the digital era, the Zen koan could be: If a word is uttered in a podcast, can it be found by a search engine? The modern quandary, at least, now has an answer. Two online services are using voice recognition technology to translate speech in podcasts -- as well as the latest twist on the form, video blogs -- into text that can be searched for specific words, names and phrases.
March 8, 2007 | Janet Eastman
As much as we love plowing through thick architectural books, sometimes we just want to sit back and listen as people who have done their homework tell us what's new and interesting in design. This is when podcasts -- the La-Z-Boys of learning -- can serve an educational and entertainment purpose. Take for example this radio program (89.9 FM) that's repackaged in podcast form. Host Anderton takes listeners on a monthly journey through the streets, structures and building issues of Los Angeles.
March 6, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman
Adam Carolla was driving through North Hollywood, where he grew up, when he stopped his car in front of a gray Victorian home. "This was where I lived as a kid," he said last week, as his car idled on the street. "It looks nice now, but don't be fooled. In 1974, it did not look like that. I lived in the service porch in the back. The meter reader used to come in my room to read the meter. It's not like, 'Oh man, I have all these great memories there' or anything like that. It was just poor and depressing."
December 2, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Alviso, Calif.-based TiVo Inc. will offer Internet content through its boxes, including a movie-ticket service and podcasts, to compete with cable and satellite companies. Subscribers can use their TiVo remote control to buy movie tickets through Fandango Inc. They also can listen to radio programs, view shared photos through Yahoo Inc.'s service and check traffic and weather.
June 4, 2005 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
The Rush is on. Podcasting -- delivering recorded audio programs through the Internet to iPods or other portable music players -- lined up its biggest name yet Friday when talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh jumped into the field. His move is the latest sign that the grass-roots podcasting movement is being invaded by commercial ventures and powerful brands. Others include nine AM news stations in Viacom Inc.'s Infinity Broadcasting chain, the BBC World Service and public stations KCRW-FM (89.
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